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Bumblebee Goby (Brachygobius xanthomelas)

$1699 CAD

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Bumblebee Goby (Brachygobius xanthomelas)

Description

Bumblebee Goby (Brachygobius xanthomelas) is a fascinating and colorful fish that has captured the interest of aquarists worldwide. Let’s delve into the ultimate care guide for these eye-catching little creatures:

  1. Appearance and Origin:

    • The Bumblebee Goby hails from Thailand and Indonesia, where it inhabits lower parts of streams, rivers, coastal areas, mangroves, and other highly vegetated regions.
    • Often mistaken for similar species like Brachygobius doriae, Brachygobius nunus, or Brachygobius sabanus, the true Bumblebee Goby (Brachygobius xanthomelas) stands out with its mustard-yellow base color and four vertical black bands.
    • These bands run over the head, body, and slightly onto the fins. As they age, their black coloring may fade. 
  2. Water Parameters:

    • Temperature: Keep the water temperature between 72°F and 84°F (22°C-29°C), with a preferred range of 73.4°F to 79°F (23°C-26°C).
    • pH and Hardness: Maintain slightly alkaline water conditions with a pH level of 7.5 to 8.5. The ideal water hardness is between 9 to 19 dKH.
    • Salinity since Bumblebee Gobies live in slightly salty water in the wild, mimic, these conditions as closely as possible in their tank set up.
  3. Size and Lifespan:

    • Bumblebee Gobies are small, reaching an adult size of around 1 to 1.2 inches (2.5-3 cm).
    • With optimal care, they can live longer than their anticipated lifespan 
  4. Tank Setup and Behavior:

    • Tank Size: A smaller tank is suitable for these tiny gobies.
    • Habitat: Provide hiding spots, plants, and smooth substrate.
    • Tank Mates: Choose peaceful companions. They can coexist with shrimp, bettas, pea puffers, and cory catfish.
    • Aggression: While not overly aggressive, they may exhibit territorial behavior.
  5. Diet:

    • Offer small frozen foods such as brine shrimp and Daphnia. 

 

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Bumblebee Goby (Brachygobius xanthomelas)

$1699 CAD

Bumblebee Goby (Brachygobius xanthomelas) is a fascinating and colorful fish that has captured the interest of aquarists worldwide. Let’s delve into the ultimate care guide for these eye-catching little creatures:

  1. Appearance and Origin:

    • The Bumblebee Goby hails from Thailand and Indonesia, where it inhabits lower parts of streams, rivers, coastal areas, mangroves, and other highly vegetated regions.
    • Often mistaken for similar species like Brachygobius doriae, Brachygobius nunus, or Brachygobius sabanus, the true Bumblebee Goby (Brachygobius xanthomelas) stands out with its mustard-yellow base color and four vertical black bands.
    • These bands run over the head, body, and slightly onto the fins. As they age, their black coloring may fade. 
  2. Water Parameters:

    • Temperature: Keep the water temperature between 72°F and 84°F (22°C-29°C), with a preferred range of 73.4°F to 79°F (23°C-26°C).
    • pH and Hardness: Maintain slightly alkaline water conditions with a pH level of 7.5 to 8.5. The ideal water hardness is between 9 to 19 dKH.
    • Salinity since Bumblebee Gobies live in slightly salty water in the wild, mimic, these conditions as closely as possible in their tank set up.
  3. Size and Lifespan:

    • Bumblebee Gobies are small, reaching an adult size of around 1 to 1.2 inches (2.5-3 cm).
    • With optimal care, they can live longer than their anticipated lifespan 
  4. Tank Setup and Behavior:

    • Tank Size: A smaller tank is suitable for these tiny gobies.
    • Habitat: Provide hiding spots, plants, and smooth substrate.
    • Tank Mates: Choose peaceful companions. They can coexist with shrimp, bettas, pea puffers, and cory catfish.
    • Aggression: While not overly aggressive, they may exhibit territorial behavior.
  5. Diet:

    • Offer small frozen foods such as brine shrimp and Daphnia. 

 

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